Incident Summary:

07/05/2003: Hizballah guerillas launched 26 anti-aircraft missiles in three separate salvos from southern Lebanon into northern Israel. The fragments from the missiles landed near the town of Kiryat Shmona, damaging two houses and a parked car. No injuries or deaths were reported.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Qiryat Shemona

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the town of Qiryat Shmona.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians near Tushino, Airfield near Kiryat Shmona, Israel
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A total of 26 anti-aircraft missiles were launched in three salvos.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Hezbollah missiles fired from Lebanon damage two houses in northern Israel,” Associated Press Worldstream, July 05, 2003.
Sonja Pace, “Israel/Palestinians,” Voice of America News, July 05, 2003.